According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Gary Kubiak will NOT be the Broncos Offensive Coordinator and both sides are going their separate ways. This is a big shocker as he was expected all along to be the Broncos Offensive Coordinator.
Assistant shocker: Gary Kubiak will not be Denver’s offensive coordinator, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2019
After lengthy discussions, Denver and Kubiak had different ideas on staffing and offensive philosophies. Both sides going in different directions.
Wow, a shocker!
Many assumed that Kubiak would be the Broncos Offensive Coordinator for Vic Fangio and all signs continued to point to that up until this afternoon before this news broke.
The issue between the parties began when Kubiak insisted on bringing in his own guys like Rick Dennison, Brian Pariani, and Klint Kubiak back to the staff. Elway reportedly balked at this idea and both sides decided to part ways because of this.
So basically, it sounds like Kubiak took his ball and went home because he couldn’t bring in some of his guys who have under performed for years.
9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis is reporting that “ there were philosophically differences in concepts and schemes” but stopped short on exact specifics.
It appears Kubiak’s Front Office position is also being vacated because of this as well. So we shall see how this plays out going forward. In the end, It’s nice to see General Manager John Elway and bucking a trend he has been doing recently. Bringing back Kubiak’s people would be a step backwards and they are trying to move forward with Fangio, potentially Munchak, and Fangio’s people.
The narrative that there were Co-Head Coaches and that Elway was forcing Kubiak on to candidates now appears to be dead.